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11 quotes on The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down
We have one of these days where our mind is rushing, and we try to do a million things in one day.
How does it make you feel? Productive? Proud? Or … busy and overwhelmed?
This week’s ideas are taken from quotes on Haemin Sunim’s The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to be Calm in a Busy World.
When everything around me is moving so fast, I stop and ask, “Is it the world that’s busy, or is it my mind?”
We know the world only through the window of our mind. When our mind is noisy, the world is as well. And when our mind is peaceful, the world is, too.
We feel unhappy not just because something bad has happened, but also because of the swirling thoughts about what happened.
When you have an unpleasant feeling, don’t grab hold of it and turn it over and over. Instead, leave it alone so it can flow.
If you are having a bad day, see if you can find a way to help someone else. Even a small gesture of help will make you feel better.
When you have to make an important decision, don’t lose sleep over it. Just take the special medicine called “time” and wait. Your subconscious will search for the answer.
The most frequently asked question is how to deal with strong negative emotions, such as anger, hatred, and jealousy. The good news is that those raising this question are already halfway there.
When you try to understand something, it’s often most effective to set aside your preconceptions and observe it quietly so that the object of your examination reveals what needs to be understood.
“What is so great about just observing? Isn’t it avoiding reality?” The answer is quite the opposite: You are not avoiding it; you are actually staring straight into it.
When someone criticizes another, you might think he deserves it. But if you look more closely, you’ll see that the critic is complaining because he did not get his way.
When someone tells you, “No,” don’t react emotionally and lose control. “No” may open up a surprising new world to you. “No” may unexpectedly lead you to good people.
Does any of these quotes speak to you? Which one and in what way?
If you have spare time lying around, we’d recommend picking up this book. It’s a good one. Reading a book, in itself, is another way of slowing down.
Remember to slow down today, and we’ll see you next week 😊